Springdale charter school officials talk new grade development, expansion plans

Posted: November 19, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Floyd Watson, a teacher at the Tyson School of Innovation, explains Thursday the use of a graduated cylinder to seventh-graders in his science class at the Springdale school.

SPRINGDALE -- The seventh-graders at Don Tyson School of Innovation are settling into a new grade and so is the school.

Tamara Thiam, a social studies teacher at the Tyson School of Innovation, hands out assignments Thursday on an Asia physical geography lesson in her s...

Seventh-grade pilot

The Tyson School of Innovation focuses on accelerated learning, striving to create college and career opportunities for students while completing high school, according to its website. This is the first year the school has offered seventh grade and will add sixth grade in next year.

Seventh-grade academic programs

• STEM, or environmental and spatial technology, instruction in math and science

• Humanities instruction in English and social studies

• Spanish immersion for non-native speaker

• Spanish for native speakers with culture and communication connection

Seventh-grade program of studies


• Engineering

• Robotics

• Drones

• Urban agriculture

• Medical arts

• Computer science

• Visual art

• Theater

Source: Staff report

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